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Face to face : mountain heroes

Face to face : mountain heroes

Author: Huw Lewis-Jones
Series: Face to Face
$65.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description
Come face to face with those who have spent their lives at altitude: explorers and pioneering travellers, intrepid ice climbers and extreme skiers, ecologists, photographers and film-makers. The weathered faces of black-and-white portraiture from the world's leading collections are displayed alongside modern photographs by a group of leading adventure photographers such as Glen Denny and Cory Richards, Gordon Wiltsie and Martin Hartley. Among those featured are Sir Edmund Hillary, George Mallory, Reinhold Messner, Tenszing Norgay, Galen Rowell, Edward Whymper, Steph Davis, Maurice Herzog, Leo Holding, Adam Watson and Kit Deslauriers.
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A visual celebration of those who have risen to the challenge of the highest mountains on earth.
Reviews
In its approach and impressive execution, there's never been a book like this. Highly recommended! Climbing Magazine
Author description
Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and former Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Polar Portraits and Ocean Portraits in Conway's Face to Face series. Formerly Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, London, Huw is also a consultant within media and broadcasting and an expert in maritime and polar exploration history.
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General Fields

  • : 9781844861392
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Conway
  • : October 2011
  • : 267mm X 217mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 150 b&w and colour photographs
  • : 150 b&w and colour photographs
  • : 779.9796522
  • : 779.9796522
  • : Huw Lewis-Jones
  • : 288